Staying Socially Connected During COVID-19

Staying Socially Connected During COVID-19

“We are all connected, and we are all one.” – Rhonda Byrne Humans are social creatures. We’re programmed to seek out connections with other people whether our tendencies are extroverted or introverted. Born helpless, our biological systems first drive us to forge a...
Vaping: The New Teenage Rebellion

Vaping: The New Teenage Rebellion

“Look past the smoke and mirrors of vaping.” – The FDA’s Real Cost Campaign Teens and rebellion have had a strong, enduring relationship. Throughout many generations of history, this pairing has manifested in various forms: sneaking out, smoking, drinking,...
The Healing and Helping Power of Nature

The Healing and Helping Power of Nature

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs Life and death. It’s an unavoidable, perpetual cycle that’s around us every day. We see it when one season fades into the next or when mushrooms sprout from rotting wood....
Managing My Grief, Your Grief, and Our Grief

Managing My Grief, Your Grief, and Our Grief

“Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love.” – Anonymous As a client of Reka’s, I thought sharing my most recent experience with grief could be helpful, maybe...
Coping with Coronavirus

Coping with Coronavirus

“Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one’s fears.” – Barbara Deming The recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought with it not only dangerous and deadly consequences, but widespread unpredictability. On a...
The Impact of the In-Laws on Your Marriage

The Impact of the In-Laws on Your Marriage

Question: What’s the difference between in-laws and outlaws? Answer: Outlaws are wanted. Although this old joke may sound harsh, it’s not entirely inaccurate for some couples. Navigating the in-law dynamic can be challenging at times. You may feel like your in-laws...